I Have read every book SK has written, this guy got me into reading 30 years ago, this is one of his weaker books by far,a sure sign was that i was looking forward to finishing it, i got the impression that it wasnt done entirely by the master.
I last posted after UTD,which i rate in his top five and this is the next book ive read, ah well , even the best writer in the world ever, in my opinion, has an off day, roll on the next holiday and his next paperback!!!
Nobody pleases everybody all the time-I have repeatedly tackled DC and cant get myself thru it. Maybe its a mental block or something-idk, but you finished it! That says something anyway. I find myself preferring longer novels, the longer the better as it allows SK more room to work on 'lesser characters' if you will, and still tell the story. He has the freedom to appreciably describescenes, feelings, and thoughts to set the mood better. Its the journey-not the destination,right?? Is for me. That's why I really likd DT so much, and HIA, as well as the Stand, to mention a few. Keep reading, faithful reader!
I'm reading Lisey's Story at the minute, and am really struggling to get into it.
Been reading it for over a week and just reached the 30 page mark which is ridiculously slow for me! I find myself just not wanting to pick it up and read it, as I find the text stunted and awkward to read for some reason.
My last read was The Eyes of the Dragon which I raced through and absolutely adored, so I think I'm maybe subconsciously comparing the two and finding Lisey's Story comes up short.
Never mind though, I shall plod on regardless - after all, Goonies never say die
Yea, there's really no comparison in my eyes either between EotD and Lisey's Story, I've read and re-read EotD bunches of times, it's one of my all time favorites ever. Though I am probably due for a re-read of Lisey's Story too, after all, I only read it the once when it first came out...
Lisey's Story took me three readings before I finally appreciated it for what it was...a novel about the power of love IMO..it was a struggle at the onset-but in my re-reads, I began breaking down the individual elements that confused me-noodling them out and then seeing how they acted as a cohesive whole...